An Indiana University law professor is joining a national group of legal experts arguing against the National Security Agency's collection of telephone data from Verizon.
Fred Cate penned a brief with other law professors asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's order authorizing the government to collect the data. He argues the intelligence court's 2006 order violates the Patriot Act and "and presents a significant risk to the personal privacy of millions."
Administration officials have argued the NSA is operating under the law by broadly collecting data and later determining its validity.
The data collection was disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden earlier this summer.